NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister ‘Sushma Swaraj’ has told the Rajya Sabha that 39 Indians taken hostage by ISIS in 2014 in Iraq’s Mosul have been killed.
The minister confirmed that DNA tests conducted on the buried bodies confirmed the identity of the persons.
Seventh percent DNA match was recognised for the 39th body.
The government had earlier maintained that the kidnapped Indians were alive.
Sushma swaraj had personally met the familes of the kidnapped persons several times assured them that the government was “fully and continuously engaged”in this issue.